Harborlight Guest House

332 Live Oak Drive , Cape Carteret, 28584-9268 USA (Show map)
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"NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP UNDISCOVERED INNS BY RENOWNED BED AND BREAKFAST GUIDEBOOK EDITOR, SANDY SOULE". Rest, Relaxation, and Romance by the Seashore. Slip away to the Harborlight Guest House on the Central North Carolina coastal town of Cape Carteret and relax in a tranquil waterfront environment. The inn is surrounded on three sides by water enabling all suites to have stunning views of Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Harborlight features six luxury suites featuring two-person jetted tubs and fireplaces. A gourmet breakfast is served daily in your suite or on your deck.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Anniversary weekend

5 on September 03, 2018

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Harbor Light guest house. The views were breathtaking and the hosts(Dana and Perry) were fun and very helpful. Breakfast each day was delicious and the service was great! We would love to come back soon.


Consistent, quality great weekend retreat

3.8 on August 20, 2018

I have been coming here for nearly fifteen years. Always have same experience. This says it all.


If you want to be pampered, this is your place

4.8 on August 16, 2018

The owners must have read every review of every Inn and took notes because there was nothing I would change or say badly. This place is an amazing gem right on the water. Their attention to detail, decor, service, and amenities, likely one of the best I've ever seen, and we travel a lot. The only thing this place could use, would be a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the sound, and that may come as they are new owners. But to be pampered, comfortable and to feel like a honeymoon at a resort, but in a 6 room Inn instead, treat yourself and go here. Lovely. Perfect in every way.


Definitely a "Do Over"

5 on July 26, 2018

I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at HGH. Dana and the staff were wonderful, the room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated and the breakfasts were fantastic! We stayed in the Beaufort Suite and loved the water views from three sides. Hope to make this trip again.


Anniversary Trip

5 on July 26, 2018

My husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary and wanted to go somewhere quiet and romantic. This B&B was absolutely perfect! We stayed in the Emerald room and just loved the peacefulness of sitting on the deck that over looked the sound. Dana was fantastic and so was the entire staff. Breakfast on the deck every morning was delicious and wonderful! I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here and how we are looking forward to returning soon!


perfect setting

4.0 on July 10, 2018

We stayed only one night and had a wonderful stay. The harborlight has wonderful views and is situated in a quiet, peaceful and beautiful spot. The service was exceptional!!! We were able to use the 2 seat kayak for an hour before we left in the morning, which was so great. The only improvement I would like to see is the bed, it was sloped which was very uncomfortable on one side. But we will be back!!!


Anniversary Getaway

4.8 on June 29, 2018

We really enjoyed our anniversary getaway. The accommodations and food were great. We especially loved the patio swing. Diana and Perry couldn’t have been more gracious and helpful. We hope hope to stay with them again.


A beauty!

4.4 on June 28, 2018

Perry, Dana and the staff were great! Grounds were clean and well maintained. The Shackleford room was as advertised. Beautiful. Food was terrific. I would say maybe put a couple of shade umbrellas out as an option. We enjoyed the Harborlight. Scott and Gail W.


My daughters coastal wedding

5 on April 23, 2018

Coastal Elegance!! I hosted much daughters wedding this last weekend at Harborlight. I came in a day early with my husband and son. We had such a gorgeous view of the Bogue Sound from our Beaufort Suite. And to help me relax for the big weekend, Dana served our breakfast in the suite Friday morning. Fresh fruit and fluffy homemade whipped cream, then raspberry pancakes. Delish! Dana and Perry helped me with all the details to transform the Guesthouse into a coastal wedding venue. They were constantly supportive, offering help, and even a hug! My family filled the suites Friday and Saturday nights. Each family member just raved about their Suite and also the INcredible breakfasts. Dana and Perry gave us a chance to be together as a family while celebrating such a special time. Being together at the venue made the weekend even more magical! The newly renovated Emerald Suite was the Bridal suite and was so perfect for the Bridal party. Many many incredible photo ops from balconies and plentiful spaces. The wedding itself was magical... everything came together just like the bride and I had envisioned. Coastal elegance.... and that's how I would describe the Harborlight as well. coastal elegance, Dana and Perry are innkeepers extraordinaire! We are already planning our next stay.


Amazing weekend getaway

5 on April 19, 2018

Owners are personable and available when needed. Clean and wonderful , relaxing setting. Breakfast is over the top yummy and huge portions. Quiet yet close to everything. We will return... Highly recommend...


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Rooms & Rates

Shackleford Suite

This large, second-floor waterview room overlooks the westerly back channel of Bogue Sound and is a favorite for enjoying sunsets. The room offers a queen size bed, TV/DVD and refrigerator. The newly remodeled oversized bath features a 5’ shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Beaufort Suite

Located on the second floor this two-room, 700 sq.ft., waterfront luxury suite is surrounded on three sides by water. Enjoy the boats traveling the Intracoastal Waterway or the bountiful wildlife from rockers on the deck. The living room features a 42"x72" two-person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, TV/DVD, refrigerator and a sunny dining area if guests prefer breakfast in-suite instead of deck side . The bedroom offers a king bed and TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Morehead Suite

This third floor waterfront suite features a large corner fireplace, king bed and a 72'X72" European spa tub with an underwater "mood" light. In-room refrigerator is also provided. The reading room is furnished with oversized wicker chairs to enjoy a good book. The view from this suite captures the romantic waterfront sunsets (also enjoyed from the suite's covered deck). Other amenities include TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Swann Suite

Located on the third floor with a westerly water view this beautifully decorated large third floor room offers a queen bed, TV/DVD and refrigerator. The bath has a restored claw foot soaking tub on an elevated platform plus a separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carteret Suite

This two-room first floor suite offers westerly water views of Bogue Sound and is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset while warming by the fireplace in winter months. Breakfast is served in-suite or deck side. This room is handicapped accessible. The covered deck and brick patio with porch swing will lure you outdoors even in cooler weather. The living room has a queen-size fold out sofa bed, TV and fireplace. The bedroom features a queen bed, TV/DVD, a 60"x60" corner Jacuzzi and refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Emerald Suite

This three-room 860 sq ft waterfront luxury suite is surrounded on three sides by water! It is our largest suite and often referred to as the "Penthouse or Honeymoon Suite". Our Emerald Suite is located on the third floor and boasts a private wrap around deck, king bed, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Jacksonville area travel 1.5 miles east on Rte 24 past the intersection of Rte. 24 and 58. Turn right on Bayshore Drive (go 3/4 mile) - Left on Edgewater Court - Right on Live Oak Drive to Haborlight. From Morehead City area travel 18 miles west on Rte 24 from intersection of Rte. 24 and 70. Turn left on Bayshore Drive (go 3/4 mile) - Left on Edgewater Court -Right on Live Oak Drive to Harborlight.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fort Macon State Park, Bear Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Luxury suites offer fireplaces, jacuzzis and in-suite breakfast, Luxury suites-bathrobes, Luxury suites - VCR in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Relaxation on Site, Shelling, Water sports, Barrier Island excursions, Local seafood dining, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 16 years old & above
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card confirmation
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance of arrival. Otherwise, one night will be charged to credit card.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dana and Perry

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: In-room (some suites), Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Intolerant and Other Dietary


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